Photos of Manchester United Fans Fighting at Old Trafford After Brighton Defeat Emerge

Photos of Manchester United Fans Fighting at Old Trafford After Brighton Defeat Emerge

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Fans of Manchester United fought each other in the stands at Old Trafford as the Red Devils suffered a defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion
  • The Red Devils stumbled to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Seagulls in Erik Ten Hag's Premier League debut
  • Up next for Ten Hag and his charges is an away trip to Brentford on August 13 before hosting fierce rivals Liverpool in their next home match

A section of Manchester United supporters at Old Trafford were caught on camera in disagreement following their side's humbling defeat to Brighton in the opening game of the Premier League.

Man United went into their opening Premier League fixture on the back of a fairly successful pre-season tour but the Red Devils were brought down to earth with a crushing defeat.

A brace from Pascal Gross, who has made it a habit to score against Man United, ensured the Seagulls upset the odds.

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Fans of Manchester United engaged in a brawl in the stands of Old Trafford as the Red Devils fell to opening day defeat in the Premier League. Photo credit: @MailSport
Source: Twitter

The unexpected results increased the tension within the stands as photos posted on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, showed a section of the supporters appears to engage in a fight.

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In the snapshot, a man seems to have his hand around the throat of another spectator. Fans from the section below then got involved as others attempted to diffuse the situation, while many simply looked on in horror, reports Daily Mail.

It is unknown what triggered the fight however, what is conspicuous - the fanbase were definitely unhappy with their expectations unmet on matchday one of the 2022-23 Premier League campaign.

Man United begin 2022-23 Premier League season on a losing note

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Erik Ten Hag was handed a nightmarish Premier League debut as Manchester United manager when his side stumbled to an opening day defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion.

A brace from Pascal Gross rendered an own goal from Mac Allister only a consolation as the Seagulls clinched their maiden win over Man United at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

It would prove to be a big blow to Man United, who had a fairly positive pre-season and Ten Hag will have a massive task to remould the fortunes of the club this season.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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